Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Herbalife Releases Nutrition at Work Survey



Herbalife’s Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Majority of Philippines’ Workforce Lead Largely Sedentary Lifestyles, Putting them at Risk of Obesity

Fifth Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour seeks to address health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles, and deepen practical understanding on the benefits of a healthy, active life.


Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings of the new Nutrition At Work Surveywhich revealed that the majority of Philippines’ workforce leads largely sedentary lifestyles, putting them at risk of obesity. The Survey1, which was designed to understand the lifestyle habits and attitudes of Asia Pacific’s modern workforce, was conducted in March with 5,500 full-time workers in 11 Asia-Pacific markets, including 500 workers from the Philippines.


According to the survey findings, almost nine out of 10 (85%) workers in the Philippines spend at least six hours a day sitting at their desk, with 52% of its workforce eating lunch at their work desk two to five times per week. The survey also revealed that majority of Philippines’ workforce (86%) exercise less than three times per week, with five out of 10 getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day at their workplace. This suggests a significantly worrying trend locally, on the back of rising obesity ratesrecorded in recent years.


Nevertheless, the risk of obesity could be averted ifworkers in the Philippines decide to take control over their own nutritional intake and exercise regimen. Close to eight out of 10 workers (75%) affirmed that they strive to live a healthy, active life, however, the majority of them noted that they find it difficult to stay active during workdays.


With a majority of Philippines’ workforce leading largely sedentary lifestylesour mission as a global nutrition company is to help people in the Philippines take practical steps towards leading healthy, active lives. By inculcating positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits to people in the Philippineswe hope that this will, over time, help reduceobesity risks and lead to positive improvements to the well-being of our people,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.


Aimed at addressing health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles, and deepening practical understanding on the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles, Herbalife launched its fifth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour 2016, held in the months of April and May. The latest edition of the Wellness Tour builds upon the successes of the past four tours that welcomed more than 80,000 participants across the region, and features a host of medical symposiums, talks and workshops led by seven experts from Herbalife’s Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), covering 26 cities across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.


Gary Small, M.D. has recently visited the country and shared his expert views on digital dementia and brain aging at the A Smart Way to Healthy Aging: A Talk by Gary Small, M.D.” event. Dr. Small, a specialist in brain health and aging, has authored over 500 scientific works and received numerous awards and honors, including the "Senior Investigator Award" from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.


During the talk Dr. Small addressed health and nutrition related issues associated with sedentary lifestyles and share practical tips on how today’s workforce can live healthier lives by making simple changes to their daily lifestyles. Health and medical professionals, academics, as well as the general public have also engaged in lively dialogues with Dr. Small at the event, and had the chance to network with like-minded professionals through the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour platform.


Rounding up the team of Herbalife NAB experts who have participated in the Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour are:

• Dr. David Heber, chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Nutrition Advisory Board. A leading expert in the field of nutrition, named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and repeatedly included in “The Best Doctors in America”.
• Dr. Chin-Kun Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, with a focus on the clinical evaluation of nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, functional foods and herbs. He was awarded the National Award of Biomedicine in Taiwan in 2008 for his contribution to medical education.
• Dr. Julian Alvarez Garcia, a specialist in sports medicine and sports physiology who has advised professional teams, national teams and individual athletes on a range of disciplines including weightlifting, triathlons, mountain biking, football and basketball.
• Dr. Darren Burgess, an expert in sports science and nutrition who has authored papers in multiple peer review journals. He is also the current Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football (AFL) Club, and the former Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club.
• Dr. Nataniel Viuniski, an expert in pediatrics and nutrition who has authored “Childhood Obesity – A Practical Guide”. He is also currently an advisor to Brazil's Health and Education Ministry for Childhood Obesity.
• Dr. Francis Gregory Samonte, one of the Philippines’ premier experts in pediatric neurology, and the first Filipino appointed to the NAB. He was a recipient of the Chairman’s Achievement Award from the University of Louisville, Kentucky’s Department of Pediatrics. 


The NAB experts were also joined by Dr. Luigi Gratton, Herbalife’s vice president of nutrition education and development, who has written numerous articles on nutrition and obesity, and has appeared on television speaking on nutrition, anti-aging medicine, sports nutrition and other medical topics.


“With each new edition of the Wellness Tour, we are seeing an increasing number of people gain practical knowledge to lead better lives. We hope that that this year’s Tour will further empower people to take charge of their nutritional intake and exercise regimen, so that they can enjoy the full benefits of a healthy, active life,” Mr. Valenzuela concluded.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


If you accuse someone, make sure you have unquestionable evidence. A satirical article as evidence? Please! Go back to high school so you'd know the difference! 

Memes? Go back to the primary source. If you can't, triangulate! That means looking for secondary sources and validating the information. 

Proclamations by BBM? Wow. He was old enough to be aware of the atrocities committed under martial law, so how could you even believe that he has your best interests in mind? 

Duterte won. Isn't that a prime example that our democracy and electoral process worked? If you're questioning Leni's lead, FYI -- that's the same process that placed Duterte there. 

On the current administration, the reason you don't know what they've achieved is because you didn't even take time enough to read and string the pieces together. 

Our economy is way better than before. Let me tell you why --

Suffering from the worst traffic in the word? That's because you and your friends had enough expendable money to purchase a car or two. 

Cheap airfare and congested airports? That's because  you and your friends are enjoying the benefits of competition. You've got Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, PAL, etc to choose from. Oh, and in case you're wondering how smooth the travel is from the airport to your tourist destination, that's because there was a Tourism Road Convergence Program.

Expensive toll fees? Isn't that the price you pay for a 4-hour ride to Baguio because  TPLEX was linked to SLEX*? What about the other infrastructure projects under this administration? 

School buildings? This administration had the most number of school buildings constructed compared to Marcos, Ramos, Estrada, and Arroyo combined. 

Our credit rating has been upgraded several times. And oh, we now have money loaned to other countries. 

Corruption? DPWH has generated billions in savings from procured projects -- all of which were returned to construct more roads. Btw, did you know that the road's thickness is now 8 inches from 6? No, I don't think you'd notice. 

Communities can now participate in the budgeting process. You didn't know that, did you? Because you never cared to participate anyway.

I'll be the first to say that this administration is far from perfect. But you need to give credit where credit is due. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Filipino Voters Shoud Vote for My Presidential Candidate

May 9 is fast approaching and it looks like all the Presidential bets are trying to out do and out-dirt each in ways that left us bewildered and make us look deeper on who will we choose to be the next leader in our country.

I want to choose a leader that is decisive. I dont mind leaders that are divisive if divisive means drawing a clear line in the sand and defines what he or she believes in.

For example i do not believe in mending fences with corrupt people like the Marcoses. The Marcoses are not a large ethnic group of people that have found themselves on the wrong side of the law due to some cultural context and that have to be accommodated or considered for exception. The Marcoses are one political family that I believe has corrupted a system for generations of their existence. The fact that they roam freely among us and live the lifestyles that they do is a mark of shame that I carry as a Filipino.

 If that is a symbol of divisiveness then ill take pride in that accusation and label.

I will vote for a candidate that holds their ground against the Marcoses   in any way shape or form.
So what are things you should consider why you should vote for my presidential bet.

1. A long history of political background under his belt.
2. Protecting and continuing the works of the previous administration in ways that he will not put the blame why situation has happened in our country.
3. He will be prepared to undertake the challenges most especially in the foreign policy of the country, specifically the China problem.
4. He will be knowledgeable enough to prevent future financial crises that we may face.
5. He will hold accountable all the government people who have plundered the countyr’s wealth and fight corruption along the way.
6. He will be a president who will put tough sanction against local terrorism.
7. He will invest on the labor sector and will revitalize the laboor forces.
8. He belives that an affordable healthcare coverage is a right of every Filipino people.
9. He has the most valid economic agenda among the presidentiables today.
10. He is more than prepared to be the next President of the Republic.